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Healthcare Alternative Funding: Reduce Your Employee Benefits Costs by up to Six Figures (Oak Brook, IL)

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

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Registration is from 11:00  A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Lunch 11:30  A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Presentation 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.


Health Care Reform has yet to show its power to mitigate rising costs by "bending the trend curve." Employers will continue to have a direct influence in controlling premiums by plan designs, risk prevention, and purchasing methods.

Healthcare Captives are a growing trend in healthcare purchasing strategies providing employers with greater transparency to develop programs that will stabilize and reduce cost.

If you are tired of being controlled by the insurance market and are looking for an alternative solution, attend this meeting and learn how you can take control of your healthcare spending by exploring benefits captives and reference-based pricing strategies.


  • Discuss the state of the manufacturing industry 
  • Discuss the current state of the industry and emerging solutions 
  • Explore expected and projected savings for fully insured groups 
  • How to transition to the new model 
  • Important differences that employers need to know about this model 
  • Cash flow benefits- no pre-funding claims
  • Exploring data transparency, lower fixed costs and premium taxes
  • Discuss multi-state plan design flexibility and how to achieve ease of administration

Mark Denzler 

President & CEO |  Illinois Manufacturer’s Association

Mark Denzler is president & CEO of the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association and Secretary/Treasurer of the IMA Education Foundation. Founded in 1893, the IMA is the oldest and one of the largest state manufacturing trade associations in the United States. Mark is the leading advocate for the state’s manufacturing companies and the 580,000 women and men who make things in Illinois. He is an effective and bipartisan advocate with a strong record of success. 


Prior to his appointment as IMA president & CEO, Mark served as the Vice President & COO of the organization where he oversaw government affairs, membership, and human resources. Mark’s previous experience including leading government affairs efforts in Illinois for State Farm Insurance, a Fortune 50 company headquartered in Bloomington. For more than six years, Mark worked as a legislative analyst for the House Republican Leader including serving as a caucus liaison to Governor Edgar’s Ikenberry Commission on education funding. In addition, Mark managed several campaigns across Illinois and also spent a brief time on the Washington D.C. staff of Congressman Tom Ewing. He’s been appointed to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board by three Governors, is also an appointee to the Illinois Department of Employment Security Advisory Board, and was an initial appointee to Secretary of State Jesse White’s Ethics Board.


Mark is very active in the community serving on a number of boards including the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, Midwest affiliate of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Lincoln Public Library Board & Foundation. He was an inaugural member of the Crain’s Chicago Business Leadership Class and was named an Edgar Fellow at the University of Illinois in 2016. In 2018, Mark was inducted into the Gove Hall of Fame at the University of Illinois-Springfield. The Illinois Wesleyan University alum lives in Springfield with his wife Debbi.


William Slocum 

Vice President of Business Development | 6 Degrees Health

William Slocum is the Vice President of Business Development for 6 Degrees Health. Mr. Slocum is a longtime veteran of the insurance industry, having spent more than two decades consulting for middle-market clients in all areas of insurance, employee benefits and risk management.  


In 2006 a new thought in benefit space began to emerge, the idea that a self-funded employer could access providers without a PPO in place and save significantly. He was one of the early adopters of what is now known as “Referenced Based Pricing”. He was and is instrumental in moving this solution from its infancy into the mainstream. 


His passion outside of work—yes, there is such a thing—is his family. William his wife Pam in June will have been married for 30 years. They have two boys both in college at (you guessed it) LSU.  “Being almost empty nesters” he says of his family, “at first was a little scary, but luckily I still love my wife and we are looking forward to it.” 


William is also heavily involved with his local church where he has been an adult Sunday School teacher for over 25 years. He has led mission trips to many foreign countries including the Amazon Jungle, Africa and several South American countries. 


When it comes to bragging rights, Slocum points to his lovely wife, two Eagle Scout sons and a scuba diving experience extraordinaire with Buzz Aldrin. His current client roster includes brokers, consultants, TPAs and stop-loss carriers along with speaking engagements at broker, carrier and TPA-sponsored events. “Of the things I do professionally,” he says of the public speaking, “I think I love speaking the most.”



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Maggiano's Little Italy
240 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

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The Horton Group

The Horton Group is an insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory firm. We specialize in helping clients turn costs and risk into competitive advantage, and growing the business for tomorrow. Our business is about helping you achieve a higher level of performance. The Horton Group has the people, insight and innovation to get ahead of trends, and offer new ideas on critical challenges. 

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